100 - The Work That Changed the Art World, Saatchi Gallery
On 15 April, 2003 Charles Saatchi opened the 'new' Saatchi Gallery in a spectacular renovated County Hall across the river from Westminster.
The enterprise would be the focus for Saatchi's vision of radical, ground-breaking British art in a venue that is accessible to the widest public.
100 is the book that will mark the occasion with one hundred works that Saatchi believes made a difference to the perception of British art.
The work of twenty-seven artists have been chosen from Saatchi's collection and of course the selection includes the shark and the sheep in formaldehyde, the head made of blood and Tracey's bed.
It is a landmark publication for a landmark occasion.
After the provocation of the famous Sensation show at the Royal Academy in 1997, a generation of young artists have become household names. What was once so provocative has now entered the visual vocabulary of a wider public. What was once so daring is now demonstrated to be more than ephemeral. Saatchi's vision is defined in 100.
Published by Jonathan Cape in association with The Saatchi Gallery in 2003.
Hardcover, first edtion, 224 pages in good condition.
This book comes with two extra items: The Observer's definitive guide to the new Thameside Gallery and the original Saatchi Gallery at County Hall leaflet.